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Greenville Police Get New Mobile Command Center

One police department in the east has a new crime fighting tool on wheels.

The Greenville Police department hosted an open house Monday at the Greenville town common to debut its mobile command center.

The command center was built in Greensboro by Matthews Specialty Vehicle's and the department received it last Friday. It is decked out with an HD camera mounted on a 30-foot mast. Images can be viewed on monitors located in the rear conference area with a smart board display. Even the interior walls are made out of dry erase boards allowing space to write and map out plans while at the scene.

Sergeant Carlton Williams says, "It will be vital any time with our emergency response team, anything that requires our command staff to for long periods of time for special operations, our hostage negotiators can use the vehicle as well."

The police department also said that it's possible other agencies will be able to use or benefit from the command center.


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